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This is the photo which lost a gay teacher her job in Russia

Joseph McCormick April 27, 2015
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This is the photo, shared on social media, which lost a lesbian teacher her job in Russia, as her employer was told she was “abnormal” and “unhealthy”.

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The teacher, only identified by her first name, Alevtina, was sacked because her employer said her behaviour was incompatible with her job.

She last week lost a court appeal to be reinstated, but plans to continue to fight the ruling.

Several teachers lost their jobs around the same time in St Petersburg, after being outed by the activist, but Alevtina was the only one to take her challenge to court.

The photos were “collected” by anti-gay activist Timur Isaev, who claims to have had dozens of teachers sacked using photos he collected from various sources.

On forwarding the photo to the school, Isaev wrote: “You have an unhealthy, psychologically abnormal lesbian teacher working for you.

“This teacher openly reveals on social media that she is an immoral lesbian and that she lives or cohabitates with another unhealthy woman just like herself.” and “We strongly urge you to dismiss her for incompetence in the profession.”

Gay people have faced increasing issues in Russia since President Vladimir Putin in 2013 signed a federal law banning the “promotion of non-tradtional sexual relations”.

Related topics: anti-gay law, anti-gay laws, Europe, Gay, kremlin, lesbian, Moscow, propaganda, putin, Russia, Russia, soviet, St Petersburg, teacher, Vladimir Putin

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